Jigsaw Easel Designed and Made in Britain
In the delightful county of Hampshire lived a gentleman who believed that making jigsaws on a flat table could be made more pleasurable. After much thought and experimentation the Jigeasel was born…
Alan Brailsford recognized that the main problem when a puzzle is laid out on a flat surface is that it is difficult to reach all the individual pieces. Not only that, you often have difficulty discerning the intricate details on each piece because you cannot see them properly. The overall result is that you find yourself having to stand at the table or sit in an awkward position. The solution to the problems was to develop an accessory that lays on the table and is then adjusted so that a puzzle board can be angled towards you.
- The ultimate luxury!
- Sit back and relax
- Adjustable for comfort
- Like an artist's easel
- Use for other purposes
Like all the best ideas, the jigsaw easel is simple and easy to use. The supports can be adjusted in a matter of seconds so that the puzzle lies at the angle you find the most comfortable to work with. Each support has soft "furniture protectors" on the underside so that the easel can be used on the most shiny of surfaces without fear of damage to them.
It is important to know that the puzzle easel cannot be used alone – it needs a jigsaw board to work in conjunction with it. You can use any board that has a raised rib around the outside but as you might expect, we hope you will choose to use one of our Jigthings jigsaw boards. The Jigboard 500 and Jigboard 1000 are the most appropriate sizes for using on the easel but the 1500 size is also sometimes chosen. The 2,000 piece size just doesn't work – nobody has arms long enough to reach the top!
One neat aspect of the design is that the easel can be folded when not in use and it is only a little over an inch (25 millimetres) in depth so it can easily be stored under a sofa, bed or other furniture.
Each of our jigsaw puzzle easels is still made for us by the original designer and Alan still uses the same high quality, kiln dried pine and MDF that he always has. It's good to know that in a rapidly changing world there is still some stability!